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Smoking in Hollywood movies: impact on teen smoking with special reference to German adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18409269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper summarizes studies that have linked exposure to movie smoking and smoking initiation among adolescents. Much of the research linking exposure to smoking to movies with adolescent smoking comes from studies of U.S. children and their exposure to smoking in Hollywood movies. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies have assessed such exposure and have found a strong, independent association with smoking onset. A first study conduced in Germany reveals that smoking in internationally distributed movies is a risk factor for ever and current smoking among European adolescents, too. It is concluded that limiting exposure of young adolescents to movie smoking could have important world-wide public health implications.
Reiner Hanewinkel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Przegla̧d lekarski     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0033-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Prz. Lek.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-15     Completed Date:  2008-05-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  19840720R     Medline TA:  Przegl Lek     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior*
Germany / epidemiology
Imitative Behavior*
Motion Pictures as Topic*
Population Groups / psychology
Risk Factors
Smoking / epidemiology*
United States

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